John T. Shawcross Award Recipients

This award recognizes a distinguished edition of Milton’s works, a distinguished bibliography (of his works or of studies of his life and works), a distinguished reference work, or a distinguished chapter on Milton in a monograph that covers other authors or engages topics that bear on seventeenth-century England.

Current Recipient

Parris, Benjamin. “‘Inhabit Lax’: Insomniac Care and the Vital Virtue of Sleep in Paradise Lost.” In Vital Strife: Sleep, Insomnia, and the Early Modern Ethics of Care. Cornell University Press, 2022.

Past Recipients
(Arrangement is alphabetical by editor)

Dobranski, Stephen ed. and Archie Burnett, Introduction, A Variorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton: “Samson Agonistes. Duquesne University Press, 2009.

Fresch, Cheryl H., ed. A Variorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton: Volume 5, Part 4 (Paradise Lost, Book 4). General Editor Paul Klemp. Duquesne University Press, 2011.

Guibbory, Achsah. Christian Identity: Jews and Israel in Seventeenth-Century England. Oxford University Press, 2010.

Haan, Estelle, ed. John Milton: Epistolarum Familiarium Liber Unus and Uncollected Letters. Leuven University Press, 2019.

Hale, John K. and J. Donald Cullington, trans. and eds. The Complete Works of John Milton, Volume VIII: De Doctrina Christiana. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Halpern, Richard. “The Same Old Grind: Milton’s Samson as Subtragic Hero.” In Eclipse of Action: Tragedy and Political Economy. University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Keeble, N. H. and Nicholas McDowell. The Complete Works of John Milton, Volume VI: Vernacular Regicide and Republican Writings. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Knoppers, Laura Lunger, ed. The Complete Works of John Milton, Volume II: The 1671 Poems: Paradise Regain’d and Samson Agonistes. Oxford University Press, 2008

Poole, William, ed. The Complete Works of John Milton, Volume XI: Manuscript Writings. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Ramachandran, Ayesha. “‘This Pendant World’: Creating Miltonic Modernity.” In Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe. University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Rosenblatt Jason P. John Selden: Scholar, Statesman, Advocate for Milton’s Muse. Oxford University Press, 2021.

Rosenblatt, Jason P. “Selden and Milton on Gods and Angels.” In Renaissance England’s Chief Rabbi: John Selden. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Shawcross, John T. and Michael Lieb, eds. “Paradise Lost: A Poem Written in Ten Books”: An Authoritative Text of the 1667 First Edition. Duquesne University Press, 2007.

Walkden, Andrea. “A Year in the Life: Milton and the King’s Book” in Private Lives Made Public: The Invention of Biography in Early Modern England. Duquesne University Press, 2016.

Wilburn, Reginald A. ““Of Might and Men: Milton, Frederick Douglass, and Resistant Masculinity as Existential Geography.” In Preaching the Gospel of Black Revolt: Appropriating Milton in Early African American Literature. Duquesne University Press, 2014.